One of the most common arguments in support of racial preferences is that they are needed to “level the playing field,” or sometimes “until the playing field is level.” Or sometimes both, as in the following statement by Brandon Davis, political director of the regional chapter of the Service Employees International Union:
We think until we have a level playing field, affirmative action must remain in place as one of the most effective tools to level the playing field for women and minorities
In pursuit of this elusive and undefined goal of the level playing field, SEIU has joined with others in Missouri to send out roving bands of intimidators to disrupt signature-gathering for the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative.
Their level playing field obviously has no room for citizens being allowed to vote on whether they want to allow their state to continue practicing racial and ethnic discrimination.
SEIU are not the only culprits. The umbrella organization coordinating the anti-petition drive “has also hired local workers through the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to do similar work as paid canvassers.”
How appropriate. ACORN is one of the few groups in the country who almost make BAMN seem wholesome. If you’re not familar with it, do a Google search on “ACORN and fraud.” After you sift through the relevant hits among the 322,000 I just got, come back and tell me what you think. The first hit that came up on my search, appropriately enough, from Gateway Pundit, happened to involve a record-breaking case of fraud b ACORN … in Missouri.
Here’s the latest on the Missouri ACORN/democratic voter fraud scandal…
Kansas City officials say this is the most irresponsible and extensive voter registration abuse in Missouri in the twenty five years they have been on the job with the Kansas City Board of Elections.
That’s saying a lot considering there were 16 convictions of election crimes since 2004 in the St. Louis area alone!
Dan Riehl has news of previous ACORN scandal in 2003 and 2004 in Missouri.
To return to the playing field, however, when will it be level? How will we know when it’s level? Since I’ve yet to see an answer to these questions, I am hereby launching a contest (prize to be determined later) to see who can provide the most persuasive conclusion to the following sentence:
“The playing field will be level when ….”
To get the ball rolling, I will submit the first entry:
“… when the cows come home and the lions lie down with the lambs.”